The Team

Seamus Allan - Head of Acting and Improvisation

Seamus is an Actor, Director, Dramaturge and Acting Coach. He trained in Dublin at the Conservatory of Music and Drama. As an actor he has toured extensively throughout England and Ireland, working in Irish Classics, devised clown theatre, children's theatre and open air Shakespeare.

Seamus still performs as a comedy Improviser, having been mentored by Ken Campbell, and is a core member of the annual London 50 hour Improvathon. Currently he runs the only Improvisation comedy club in Reading, "What's the Game?! Improv", hosting shows as well as coaching professional performers.

Seamus works as a director of plays and musicals and is director of The Young Company at the Watermill theatre in Newbury, and has developed advanced actor training programmes for Stagecoach Performing Arts, and Best school of acting , for which he still tutors.


Mark Middleton - Stage Combat

Mark graduated as a Stage Combat Instructor in 2012 with the Academy of Performance Combat, one of three organisations professionally recognised by Equity. Since then he has Choreographed and Fight Directed a number of shows including Princess Mononoke for Whole Hog Theatre Company and Romeo & Juliet, Henry I for RBL along with Dani Davies.

Mark teaches regularly for West End Workshops, and has taught exam courses at Northampton University and Oxford School of Drama. He also teaches on the Freelance Workshops Residential Summer Course and workshop days and courses for numerous Professional and Amateur Schools and Societies.


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